Current Trainees

The Alcohol Research Program is home to graduates students from several different graduate departments and programs of the Graduate College of Loyola University Chicago.

Our students are enrolled in graduate programs in Cell Biology, Neuroanatomy and Anatomy.  Students from the program in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and the program in Neuroscience are also housed at the institute.

There are also postdoctoral fellows working in laboratories within the ARP.


McKenna Below, B.S.

Degree: B.S., Grande Valley State University

Research: Investigating the effects of ethanol in Estrogen Receptor positive Breast Cancer

Mentor: Clodia Osipo, Ph.D.

 

 

Anita Ghosh, M.S.

Degree: B.S., Biology; M.S., Neuroscience

Research: Molecular mechanisms underlying the interplay between oxidative stress and inflammation in alcohol-induced ocular surface disease

Mentor: Simon Kaja, Ph.D.

Current Position: Ph.D. Candidate

Email: aghosh3@luc.edu

 

Caroline Johnson, B.S.

Degree: B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Research: MicroRNA and gut inflammation following alcohol and burn injury

Mentor: Mashkoor Choudhry, Ph.D.

Current Position: 2016-date. Graduate Student, Ph.D., Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Email: cjohnson31@luc.edu

 

Gregory Malnassy, B.S. ‌

  • Degree: B.S., Truman State Univeristy, Kirksville, MO
  • Research: Defining the role of focal adhesion kinase in alcoholic liver disease
  • Mentor: Erin Lowery, PhD
  • Current Position: 2016- date. Graduate Student (Ph.D.), Integrated Program in the Biomedical Sciences, Loyola Univeristy Chicago, Maywood, IL
  • Email: gmalnassy@luc.edu